Dustin Wheeler

Dustin Wheeler
Dustin is a technology-driven CPA in Orem, Utah.

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How I Created my own Twitter App with Visual Basic

Over the past few weeks, I have spent countless hours programming (and testing and reprogramming and testing and reprogramming, etc.) a Twitter app I created in Visual Basic.  It was the most fun project I could think of for a Visual Basic class I’m taking at UNLV.  In the end, the programming wasn’t so difficult.  It just took me a long time to find something that worked.  After many Google searches, I couldn’t find a straight-forward walkthrough, so hopefully this blog …

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Cash Counting Program I Created with Visual Basic

Twenty, forty, sixty, eighty, one hundred, twenty, forty, sixty, eighty, two hundred, twenty, forty, sixty, eighty … aarrgh!  Where was I?

In my previous post, I blogged about all the fun I am having in a Visual Basic class that I am taking at UNLV.  My most recent project is a simple cash and coin counting program.  I will use it for a position I hold in an organization in which I help count cash.  Hopefully, this program will ease the occasional pain and frustration I feel …

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Tax Estimate Calculator Created with Visual Basic - Just for Fun

This fall, I am taking a Visual Basic class at UNLV as one of the electives for my Masters Degree in Accounting.  Projects for the class require application of the concepts learned, but allow for creativity because each student can create whatever design or function for the program he or she desires.

My latest project in this class is a form that estimates an amount of tax based on income, itemized deductions and dependents.  It then returns a message to the …

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Using Excel Macros to Manipulate QuickBooks Reports

Since I began working in accounting, I have observed some fellow accountants exporting data from accounting software programs to Excel and then performing repetitive tasks of reformatting the spreadsheet (moving data to other cells, entering calculated fields, changing fonts, resizing columns, etc).  This has provided me with the opportunity to use and share a valuable skill I learned in one of my classes in college so that these tasks can be completed automatically with the push of a button.

One of …

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